Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents
in St Albans & Watford
Rumball Sedgwick has been actively involved in property since George II was king and America was still a colony, which makes us one of the longest established firms of chartered surveyors and estate agents in the country.
The St Albans practice passed through at least two generations of the Rumball family including John Horner Rumball, Mayor of St Albans in 1840 and 1846. The origins of the firm in Watford date from 1750 when Sedgwick and Son were auctioneers in Rickmansworth. This was the same family that ran Sedgwick’s Watford Brewery, later to become Benskins.
In 1918 the two firms became incorporated and in 1980 adopted the name Rumball Sedgwick.
The St Albans Office occupies the former parish workhouse on Church Green. Built in the eighteenth century, the office is a Grade II listed building in the heart of the conservation area. The Watford Office occupies a prominent position in the Lower High Street, adjacent to Watford Museum, formerly Benskins’ Brewery, providing a neat link with the firm’s origins.
While we are proud of our history Rumball Sedgwick is far from dated: we are a modern, forward-looking firm in a competitive field with a progressive approach to all property matters.
If you are looking for well informed, impartial advice for residential, commercial, educational or ecclesiastical and charity property we would love to talk to you.
Rumball Sedgwick’s Estate Agency services are supported by our Mayfair Office, which provides a link to national and international buyers and top relocation and property search companies.